Leafs scorers: (none)
Sabres scorers: Connolly (10), Stafford (14), Vanek 3 (32)
Forward Lines:Stempniak-Stajan-Hagman, Kulemin-Mitchell-Antropov,
Defence pairings: Van Ryn-Schenn, Finger-White, Kubina-Stralman
Goaltenders: Pogge (Loss 59:52 minutes played, 27 saves, 5 GA), Toskala (0:00)
-Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek recorded his fifth career hat trick. Vanek also moved into sole possession of the league lead in power-play goals with 15.
-Tim Connolly has 8 goals in his past eight games, while Drew Stafford has 5 goals in his past five outings.
-Sabres’ goalie Ryan Miller has now posted back-to-back shutouts.
-The Leafs are now 1-5-1 in the second half of back-to-back games.
-West Seneca, New York native Lee Stempniak celebrated his 26th birthday, and had 9:37 of ice time with 2 shots on goal.
-Mikhail Grabovski was a healthy scratch while Jeremy Williams played his first game since Dec. 30 (shoulder injury).